Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Ryan Connor has faced tough questions over his secret in Coronation Street.
For the last several weeks, Ryan has been posting erotic content on the adult website O-Vidz as a way to earn quick cash. His friends and family think he's just been making money as an influencer.
In Monday's (September 25) episode, Ryan's world started to come crashing down when one of his subscribers messaged to say that his filter had dropped out during a stream.
When the subscriber revealed they recognised Ryan as the acid attack survivor from the news, Ryan tried to furiously deny this to keep his anonymity.
Unfortunately, this subscriber wasn't the only one who recognised him as he was approached by a reporter from the Gazette explaining that she'd also seen the videos and wanted to interview him.
Before long, Ryan was faced with the realities of his secret being revealed when Carla and several Weatherfield residents saw the article in the paper.
Carla tried to convince Ryan that posing for adult content wouldn't be good for his mental health, but he played it off like he was only doing it for the money before making a quick exit.
The conversation continued at home where Carla worried whether Ryan was degrading himself. He tried to insist he found the experience empowering, yet Carla had her doubts.
Elsewhere on the cobbles, Daniel got a surprise when he found out Daisy was already aware of the videos and worried about how close they'd become.
Daisy later tried to comfort Ryan over the exposure of his secret, assuring him he was gorgeous and didn't need to post sexy videos to prove it.
Nevertheless, Ryan was determined to stay the course and announced to Carla that he'd find another place to live so he didn't have to justify his choices.
Viewers may know that this will lead to an unexpected new living arrangement for Ryan as he'll be moving in with troubled teen Lauren Bolton.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
Coronation Street has been working on Ryan's storyline with guidance from The Katie Piper Foundation and Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), which both offer help and support to real-life survivors.
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